The turquoise Aegean laps Amanruya’s private pebble beach, while ancient pine forests scent the air. Resting amid olive groves and cypress trees on the Bodrum Peninsula’s serene north coast, the village-like resort is a secluded retreat offering an abundance of space and privacy.
Amanjiwo’s garden and nearby farms supply most of the ingredients used by the resort’s chefs in a range of Javanese, Indonesian and Western dishes. Guests can also dine privately in-suite, 24 hours a day, and picnics can be arranged for adventures further afield.
The hypnotic strains of the gamelan resonate through the colonnaded Restaurant, its bar, and out onto its magnificent terrace, with views over rice fields to Borobudur and the volcano-fringed horizon. Serving Indonesian and Western cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Restaurant also offers a Makan Malam degustation dinner menu updated daily.
Surrounded by rice paddies and banyan trees, the resort’s 40-metre swimming pool is lined with green tiles and Yogya limestone. Overlooked by sun loungers and umbrellas, it lies adjacent to the Pool Club, a raised and colonnaded semicircular deck where light lunches, drinks and snacks are served overlooking the twin volcanic peaks of Merapi and Merbabu.